Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that three lawyers have been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the state for 2017. Jeremy D. Frey and Angelo A. Stio, III have been named to New Jersey Super Lawyers and Alyssa Sajczuk has been named to New Jersey Rising Stars. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in New Jersey are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Mr. Frey is a partner in the White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice Group. He concentrates on corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation and has been involved in a broad range of federal, state and administrative proceedings. Mr. Frey received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1979 and his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in 1976.
Mr. Stio (CIPP/US) is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and the Privacy, Security and Data Protection group. He is an experienced trial attorney who handles complex commercial disputes, class actions and derivative suits, corporate governance disputes, and college and university litigations. Mr. Stio received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University Law School in 1997. He also holds a B.S. from Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business and an M.P.A. from Seton Hall University’s Center for Public Service.
Ms. Sajczuk is an associate in the Health Sciences Department and Corporate and Securities and Pharmacy Industry practice groups. She focuses her practice on health care law, counseling retail specialty and long‑term care pharmacies, physician groups, medical device companies, and group purchasing organizations with respect to regulatory and risk management issues, including change of ownership/control issues attendant to health care mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Sajczuk earned a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2014, and a B.B.A. in marketing, cum laude, from Loyola University Maryland in 2011.
Selection Process for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least 5 years leads to the nomination of the best attorneys they have personally observed in action. Candidates are also added from searches by an attorney-led research staff for those who have attained certain honors or achievements. A research department examines the background and experience of each candidate. Point totals are calculated from the balloting and qualitative evaluation steps. Candidates are grouped according to primary area of practice. Members of a blue ribbon panel, selected from those with high point totals, review a list of candidates from their practice area. Final candidates are those with the highest point totals from each category. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that: 1) to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less and 2) candidates for Rising Stars do not go through peer evaluation by practice area. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See www.superlawyers.com for more detail.